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Texas I love you & miss you!!!

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I just came back from a 4-day business trip to a city just outside of Dallas, Texas.It was wonderful!The weather was perfect.The people were so warm and welcoming.Except for the constant array of Canadian inspired jokes ranging from the name of our currency (loonies= 1 dollar, toonies= 2 dollars) to us living in igloos.I felt at home.I would love to be relocated there (hint to the powers at be who may be reading this).

I was assisting with a project at one of our food plants.I’m not going into any more detail other than that.Some business things have to remain private.The days were long.Myself, and my leader, the consultant, were at the office for 6:30am everyday.We worked 11-12 hour days on this project.Apparently, it is normal for the office staff to start work at 5:30-6:00am in the morning.I thought, oh this must be because of the heat?Nope, the traffic.I thought Toronto traffic was bad.The traffic was horrendous in this area.
I was in love with the area.I have never seen so many restaurants, and they were all large restaurants in an area that was not even for tourists.The homes and buildings all had that beautiful tropical stucco look.On my first evening the hotel recommended dinner at Blue Mesa.The consultant and I checked it out.The place was a little dead but it was a Monday night.I love places that have Mexican food.We were served a free appetizer of corn tortilla chips and sweet potato chips with salsa.The sweet potato chips were to die for!!!
We struggled to figure out what we wanted to eat for dinner.Everything sounded so foreign.I decided on a Blue Corn Chile Relleno & Chicken Enchilada (corn tortilla).Honestly, I didn’t know what I ordered.I know what an enchilada was, but a Relleno???Surprise, it is a stuffed pepper.Mine was stuffed with A LOT of cheese.The pepper was huge.I panicked thinking it would be sooo hot.It didn’t have a lot of kick to it.Our waitress bragged about the guacamole and how it is made fresh.We ordered some of that.Then she walks out with a whole kitchen on wheels station and starts making the guacamole in front of us.I was amazed.I was gawking.I wish I had videotaped it.She took two soft avocados, mashed them, added homemade salsa, garlic, cilantro and a bunch of other ingredients and finished it off with a squeeze of fresh lime.It was the best guacamole I have ever tasted.We went back to the restaurant on Wednesday night too.
Here is the recipe taken directly from their website.
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, seeded
  • 1½ ounces red salsa
  • 1 tsp. serrano pepper, seeded and minced
  • ½ small red onion, diced
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1 TB. cilantro, chopped fine
  • 1 wedge fresh lime
  • ¼ tsp. Kosher salt
  • dash of white pepper
  • dash of granulated garlic
  • pinch of crushed dried oregano
1.Score avocado pulp while in shell and scoop pulp into bowl. Using two forks, mash the pulp into chunky consistency.
2.Add remaining ingredients (increase amount of serrano pepper for a spicier guacamole) and mix until fully incorporated.
3.Transfer guacamole to a serving bowl and serve with yellow and blue corn tortilla chips, sweet potato chips or for a more low carb approach try sliced cucumber.
4.Makes about 2 cups.

Blue Mesa Guacamole Recipe

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I even made some today.I dashed out to the grocery store and picked up 2 avocados and cilantro.I had to alter some of the ingredients but it tasted just as great.

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Carol Lovett is the founder of Ditch the Wheat and a Globe and Mail bestselling author of the cookbook, Ditch the Wheat. She has been eating gluten free since 2010. She loves all things food, natural living, and spiritual. She's also a reiki master and crystal healer.

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  1. Hi Carol!

    I'm from Texas (SE), and avocados and Mexican food is practically a religion here! With a good guacamole, simple is best. I make mine with minced onion, minced garlic and a fresh, seeded (important!) minced jalapeño. A dash of sea salt and some cracked pepper. I finish mine off with some fresh, finely chopped tomatoes and fresh squeezed lime juice. It's heavenly. (Now I'm hungry!)

    Spring time in Texas is incredible! (Did you see the bluebonnets?) But summer is BRUTAL! I had the opportunity to travel across western Canada last July. (Drove from Calgary to Anchorage, Alaska). It reminded me so much of Texas! Everyone was so friendly. I fell head over heels for Canada. However, I had to keep reminding myself it gets COLD in the winter.
    So, visit in the summer…say…August and you may change your mind!! LOL.

    I adore your blog and your recipes have changed my world (think ooey gooey brownie)!!!

    Oh, and y'all come back and see us!! 😉

    1. Thank you!!!
      I miss Texas!!! You are so lucky to live there. I don't remember seeing any bluebonnets but they are pretty flowers. You have seen more of Canada than I have. I have only traveled across Eastern Canada, like Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Unfortunately we experience a mean thing from nature, called snow! I want to move away from it asap!

    1. Alfred,

      Texas was truely great! I miss it all the time!


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